Justin Verlander has been nearly unhittable with his Rawlings glove and Reebok cleats.Justin Verlander has been nearly unhittable with his Rawlings glove and Reebok cleats.

words // Nick Engvall

While the New York Yankees have had a couple of rough series with their East Division rivals the Boston Red Sox as of late, and like many teams, a number of untimely injuries like Derek Jeter’s, the Detroit Tigers have had just the opposite luck. Detroit has gone on quite a tear in the past couple weeks, catapulting themselves into first place past in the Central Division, surpassing the Cleveland Indians behind superb pitching from starters like Justin Verlander.

Verlander carried a no-hitter late into the game for the third time this season. The first time resulted in his second career no-hitter in early May, the second and third of this season have helped him establish an 8-3 record with a 2.66 ERA.

Other players spotted in this week’s MLB Watch coverage include Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Howard and more.

Check them out below courtesy of Yahoo.

MLB Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

Miguel Cabrera gets an RBI single with his Franklin batting gloves.Miguel Cabrera gets an RBI single with his Franklin batting gloves.

Jose Reyes has found the key to hitting by stocking up Power Balance bands.Jose Reyes has found the key to hitting by stocking up Power Balance bands.

Joey Votto connects wearing player exclusive Nike baseball cleats.Joey Votto connects wearing player exclusive Nike baseball cleats.

Ichiro Suzuki gets a base hit wearing Asics player exclusive cleats.Ichiro Suzuki gets a base hit wearing Asics player exclusive cleats.

Danny Duffy has quite the follow through and leg kick wearing New Balance cleats.Danny Duffy has quite the follow through and leg kick wearing New Balance cleats.

Clayton Kershaw wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.Clayton Kershaw wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.

Carl Crawford wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.Carl Crawford wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.

Cody Ross picked up a colorful pair of Nike baseball cleats.Cody Ross picked up a colorful pair of Nike baseball cleats.

A closer look at Cody Ross' Nike cleats.A closer look at Cody Ross’ Nike cleats.

Ryan Howard smashes a home run in the adidas Diamond King.Ryan Howard smashes a home run in the adidas Diamond King.